Altice USA Forms Business Unit

New division combines Lightpath, Optimum Business and Suddenlink Business

Altice USA has formed a new business unit that further integrates its acquisitions of Cablevision Systems and Suddenlink Communications.

The new division, called Altice Business, combines Lightpath, Optimum Business and Suddenlink Business and will deliver data, voice, video and managed services to large-, mid-sized and small businesses using its combo of fiber networks and its DOCSIS/HFC plant.

Under the new banner, Altice Business serves more than 375,000 U.S. businesses across 21 states, with a network that includes over 14,000 fiber-lit locations, including more than 8,000 locations located in the New York metro area. Kevin Stephens is heading it up as EVP of Altice Business.

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Altice, which posted $323.94 million in business and wholesale revenues in Q2, noted that it will also bring to the U.S. market products developed by Altice Labs, its innovation and R&D center based in Portugal.

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“Creating a national Altice Business organization with unified leadership sets the foundation for the delivery of unique and flexible business telecom offerings, leading to an exceptional customer experience,” Hakim Boubazine, Altice USA’s co-president and COO, said in a statement. “We have served business customers for several decades through our Optimum, Suddenlink and Lightpath business brands, and this approach enables us to provide a higher level of service, offer a broader product array, and customize ideal technology solutions for Altice Business customers.”

 “As we introduce new products and services, Altice Business will create more value for our Lightpath, Optimum Business and Suddenlink Business customers,” added Stephens.